So, we hold back. We swallow our truth. We hide. That energy gets stuck in our throat and our chakra becomes weakened or closed.
Our throat chakra works with the heart so that we can speak our truth, share our love, and express ourselves fully.
The fifth chakra, or throat chakra, is our center of communication, creativity, and expression.
Name: Vishudda chakra, which means ‘pure’
Image: This chakra has a circle of 16 lavender or smoky purple petals encolsing a silver crescent and white circle of the full moon. This represents the ether or space, where all the elements dissolve into their refined essence, akasha, the pure cosmic sound.
Location: Near the cervical vertebrae at the bast of the throat.
Color: Blue like the sea, or the dress of the woman pictured above
Body parts governed: Throat, neck, shoulders, thyroid and parathyroid glandsWhen it’s open and healthy, we are able to lovingly express ourselves, we speak up, we say what we think, we show up in our relationships, we sing, we express, we’re creative.
When this chakra is blocked, we feel that we’re unable to express ourselves, that it’s not safe to have a voice, we feel unheard, unloved, unimportant.
We don’t express our unique creativity, and we feel blocked creatively.
Here’s a great synopsis of how to know if your throat chakra is fit or not and what to do about it from the One World Healing website:
If your throat chakra is in balance you will have no problem expressing yourself in the world! You will be very creative, helpful, and may be good at offering people sound advice when it is asked for. You know what you want out of life and you are not afraid to ask for it, and what you ask for always seems to come to you with no, or little effort on your part! You are not afraid to express your weaknesses and people respect you for this. You are truly free when you can speak your truth.
Over-active Throat Chakra:
If your throat chakra is over-active you more than likely be over-opinionated, perhaps very critical of others and how they are performing in life. You may be verbally abusive to those around you, and may find yourself yelling a lot when not necessary. You won’t allow others to “talk back” or voice their opinions about certain situations, it will be your way or no way.
Under-active Throat Chakra:
When under-active, you will be unable to express yourself and will often be misinterpreted or misunderstood by others. You will probably be “wishy washy” or considered “flakey” or unreliable by the people in your life. Telling the truth and being honest with yourself is something you probably have a difficult time with, and giving mixed messages is likely something that has gotten you into trouble before. Until you find balance within the throat chakra, your life will remain the same – and nothing will ever work out in the way you would like it to.
Physical symptoms of a Throat Chakra Imbalance:
Throat lump, laryngitis, sore throat, tonsilitis, teeth problems, thrush, jaw problems (tmj), earaches, ear problems, sinus infections, thyroid problems, athritis in shoulders, sore shoulders or arms, neck problems, stress – may also exhibit an alcohol or drug dependency.
How Do I Open my 5th Chakra?
- Wear the color blue
- Focus your energy & attention on your throat space throughout the day
- Wear necklaces that help to open your throat, such as lapis lazuli, turquoise, blue kyantie, hemimorphite, or larimar stone
- Chant HAM while focusing on the neck and upper should region
- Fill your throat with blue light
- Practice, gently, speaking your truth in relationships
- Check out this chakra healing sound video
When our chakras are open, fit and free-flowing, our spiritual energy comes in through our crown and channels freely up and down our spiritual centers. All the chakras work together and we feel present, in our power and able to express ourselves creatively, share and receive love, be who we are and live true to our spiritual purpose here on earth.
More than that, we’ll know who we are and what our spiritual purpose is, for we’ll be well connected to the Divine and we’ll receive clear guidance through our senses.
One easy way to begin to clean and clear your psychic channels and your auras is the free guided meditation that I offer in my Women’s Intuition Free Toolbox. Click the link & get yours now!
Follow the easy exercises to cleanse your energy, clean your chakras and get your spiritual centers flowing and working so that you are in tune with your self as spirit and your purpose for being here on earth.
Thanks for joining with me today, much love!